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From July 23 - 26, 2018 the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light is celebrating three important anniversaries in Erlangen optics: 150 years of optics research in Erlangen, the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Max Planck Research Group for Optics, Information and Photonics (the precursor of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, MPL), and 1.5 years of the inauguration of the new MPL building.

Category: Allgemein, Forschung

Physicists at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the University of Hamburg and the research facility DESY have succeeded for the first time in revealing tiny structures using an imaging method that relies on the usual diffraction of light, but which does not require the scattered light to be coherent. With conventional imaging methods using the diffraction of coherent light, scientists have to go to considerable lengths to ensure the coherence of the radiation, i.e. the electromagnetic waves must remain in phase during the scattering process. The new method uses incoherent light instead.

Category: Allgemein, Forschung

Assembling electronic building blocks from single molecules is a main objective in nanotechnology. An interdisciplinary research group at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has made a major step towards this goal. The groups of Prof. Dr. Sabine Maier, Prof. Dr. Milan Kivala und Prof. Dr. Andreas Görling have suceeded in assembling and investigating wires and networks from newly developed single molecules as building blocks. These could form the basis for future opto-electronic devices like flexible screens or sensors. Their work has been published in „Nature Communications“.

Category: Allgemein, Studium, Veranstaltungen

The Autumn Academy is intended to introduce BSc and MSc students to the fast moving field of optical science including topics such as quantum information processing, metamaterials, nano-optics, photonic crystal fibres, nonlinear optics, imaging and sensing.